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Japanese Relocation – U.S. Gov’t Explanation 1942

A short film distributed by the U. government during World War II to explain why Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals living on the West Coast were re.

A scene during one of many transfers of Japanese American evacuees from Assembly Centers to War Relocation Centers in 1942. (LOC)

A scene during one of many transfers of Japanese American evacuees from Assembly Centers to War Relocation Centers in

During WWII, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendants. Then they were shipped to ten “relocation centers,” primitive camps built in the remote landscapes of the interior West and Arkansas = armed guards, barbed wire, roll call. Years later, internees would recollect the cold, the heat, the wind, the dust—and the isolation.

The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Day

During WWII, Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendants

A young woman in the doorway of her barrack apartment at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Manzanar, California, 1942.

In the doorway of her barrack apartment at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Manzanar, California, Photo by Clem Albers.

This Day in WWII History: Mar 18, 1942: War Relocation Authority is established in United States, I have done several reports on this through the years, not many my age even know this.

Lastly, the head of the American Federation of labor called for a Japanese Exclusion Act. We are so hurt by this, we are doing nothing but making a name for ourselves in America.

Japanese Internment: Poston - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

Japanese Internment: Poston

Los Angeles Times staff photographer George Watson and staff representative Chester G. Hanson take a tour of the Poston War Relocation Center, home for Japanese-Americans.

May 8, 1942 — Hayward, California. Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions

Japanese American Family Awaiting Internment Train by Russell Lee

The evacuation of Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U. Japanese-American family waiting for train to take them to Owens Valley. [Japanese American Family Awaiting Internment Train by Russell Lee].

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